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Coding Bootcamps vs. Computer Science Degrees

Computer science degrees can be a great way to start a career in coding — but, they’re not the best fit for everyone. We’ve taken a look at a few of the comparisons and contrasts between CS degrees and one of their alternatives, coding bootcamps. Check out coding bootcamps vs CS degrees below!

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How much to CS degrees cost?

  • Average cost of a computer science degree: $167,9682
  • Average salary of a computer science graduate: $84,0001
  • Average length of computer science degree: 4 years2

How diverse are CS degree programs?

  • Amount of female students in computer science degree programs: 19%3
  • Amount of non-white students in computer science degree programs: 38%4

How much do coding bootcamps cost?

  • Average cost of a coding bootcamp: $12,6433
  • Average salary of a coding bootcamp graduate: $70,6983
  • Average length of a coding bootcamp: 12 weeks5

How diverse are coding bootcamps?

  • Amount of female students in coding bootcamps: 34%3
  • Amount of non-white students in coding bootcamps: 34%3

1 – https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_(BS_%2F_BSc)%2C_Computer_Science_(CS)/Salary
2 – https://www.collegecalc.org/majors/computer-science/
3 – https://www.coursereport.com/reports/coding-bootcamp-job-placement-2018
4 – https://www.wired.com/story/computer-science-graduates-diversity/
5 – https://techbeacon.com/app-dev-testing/complete-guide-24-coding-bootcamps

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